Pioneer DEH-X8500BH Bluetooth Enabled Single-DIN In-Dash CD/MP3 Receiver

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Pioneer's DEH-X8500BH highlights how much effort Pioneer puts into the audio performance of their stereos, while also checking all the boxes when it comes to the features expected from a modern receiver. The built-in amplifier puts out 14 watts RMS through 4 channels (50 watts peak); the stereo automatically improves the sound quality from compressed files, so the source can better match the output. Though public awareness of HD Radio broadcasts may not be all that high, the DEH-X8500BH also has a built-in HD Radio tuner. Also built-in is Bluetooth, which allows for handsfree talking and wireless music streaming, while also allowing for voice control of your connected iPhone so you never have to take your eyes off the road. A front auxiliary input and rear USB input allow you to connect devices such as an iPod, while the stereo also supports MP3, WMA, and AAC files from discs. Pandora Internet Radio control is offered through your iPhone, and by hooking up your Android device to the USB port, you can access the music files and play them in your car. Audio enthusiasts will appreciate the 6-channel, 4-volt preamp outputs that make building an even better system possible. All in all, the Pioneer DEH-X8500BH combines high performance, features, and expandability at a reasonable price.Rating: 4.5/5

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